U.S. Department of Justice
KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Rafael Penaloza, 38, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and 13 counts of distributing methamphetamine.
The crimes are alleged to have occurred at various times from June 21, 2011, to March 20, 2012, in Kansas City, Kan.
If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million on the conspiracy count; not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million on two of the distribution counts; and not less than 10 years and a fine up to $10 million on each of the other distribution counts.
The FBI investigated.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel is prosecuting.